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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 2, 2007 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

Since we are reminiscing about Uncle Ho, LBJ, Tricky Dicky, and Dow Chemicals ... .


What was your draft lottery number? Mine was 327 (whew). Of course, I was 1-Y (conscientious objector), but this kept me from having to become an accidental tourist.

Can't remember your number? You WERE a hippie!

Best draft dodging stories? A friend of mine (true story) shove some peanut butter up his ass for his physical. When he bent over, he nailed the doc. For some reason, they rejected him.

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Poster: gtrclktr351 Date: May 2, 2007 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

Don't remember my exact number. What I do remember is getting my notice to go for examination and wondering what happenen to my college deferment. Seems the local draft board secretary had dropped my deferment for me(without my knowledge)because my number was high enough that I wouldn't be drafted(she also did this to others, it wasn't a personal thing.). Luckily, I missed being called, by 1 or 2 numbers and that put me into the 1-H classification.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: May 2, 2007 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

i was a voulunteer!!!! 483rd engineers,

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 2, 2007 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

And I apologize on behalf of this country's refusal to say thank you and welcome you home.

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Poster: gtrclktr351 Date: May 27, 2007 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

AMEN to that! Especially as we approach Memorial Day, it is imperative to remember that regardless of where you stand on any war, the warriors are our brothers and sisters that deserve our love and admiration for putting their lives on the line for our freedoms.

"All gave some, some gave all."

I say, "Thanks to all who gave."
If you must protest, carefully protest the war while always honoring the warrior.

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Poster: amosearle Date: May 2, 2007 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

Ok, too young for a number... my Dad was in Bankok in the Air Force around 70-72. I was playing tee-ball.

I did get threatened with loss of my school loan assistance because I did not register when that came back around. It was either give in to the low threat or lose the school money, so I caved.

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Poster: DeadDave50 Date: May 2, 2007 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

Number was 38......went to Cleveland on bus load of JarHead recruits for my physical......passed,told to go home and get ready to go.......never called up....draft ended 73 escaped by skin of my teeth....

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 2, 2007 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

Ah, Cleveburg--I remember it well. Used to live off of coventry, 1973-6.


Lucky you!

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 2, 2007 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

Hey- I live off coventry right now- on euclid heights boulevard!

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 2, 2007 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

I lived on Lancashire rd., about three Apartment buildings off of Coventry. Is Coventry still the mecca for the counterculture?

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 2, 2007 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's see just how old you really are . . . .

I used to live on Hampshire about 3 apartments up from coventry, and now I live on EHB right at the end of Lancashire. Coventry still has some of that counterculture feel, and there are still some cool small shops, but there is also a Marc's, a Winking Lizard, a Panini's, and a Jimmy John's, which are all corporate chains. It is a cool place to live in Cleveland, though, and as long as I live here, I'm staying in the area.